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The Great Society and the high tide of liberalism

The Great Society and the high tide of liberalism

Author: Sidney M Milkis; Jerome M Mileur
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2005.
Series: Political development of the American nation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

These essays examine the policies and programs of LBJ's Great Society, and the ideological and political shifts that changed the nature of liberalism. Some essays focus on Lyndon Johnson himself and  Read more...


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Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson; Lyndon B Johnson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney M Milkis; Jerome M Mileur
ISBN: 1558494936 9781558494930 1558494944 9781558494947
OCLC Number: 59881857
Description: xxi, 490 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Lyndon Johnson, the Great Society, and the "twilight" of the modern presidency / Sidney M. Milkis --
Sixties civics / Hugh Heclo --
Pluralism, postwar intellectuals, and the demise of the union idea / Nelson Lichtenstein --
Contested rights : the Great Society between home and work / Eileen Boris --
Making pluralism "great" : beyond a recycled history of the Great Society / Brian Balogh --
Lyndon Johnson in the shadow of Franklin Roosevelt / William E. Leuchtenburg --
Great societies and great empires : Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam / Wilson Carey McWilliams --
Lyndon Johnson : means and ends, and what his presidency means in the end / David M. Shribman --
The politics of the Great Society / Frances Fox Piven, Richard A. Cloward --
The new politics of participatory democracy viewed through a feminist lens / Rosalyn Baxandall --
Freedom from ignorance? : the Great Society and the evolution of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 / Patrick McGuinn, Frederick Hess --
Medicare : the Great Society's enduring national health insurance program / Edward Berkowitz --
Justices and justice : reflections on the Warren Court's legacy / Henry J. Abraham --
The Great Society's civil rights legacy : continuity 1, discontinuity 3 / Hugh Davis Graham --
From tax and spend to mandate and sue : liberalism after the Great Society / R. Shep Melnick --
The Great Society and the demise of New Deal liberalism / Jerome M. Mileur.
Series Title: Political development of the American nation.
Responsibility: edited by Sidney M. Milkis and Jerome M. Mileur.
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